Fast-Growth Strategy Has Its Costs at U. of Miami

Medical school's ambitious expansion is criticized as shortchanging the city's poor

Gaston De Cardenas for The Chronicle

The U. of Miami is pushing hard to join the nation's elite research institutions. A major part of the effort involves the expansion of its medical centers, a strategy that has drawn criticism as overambitious.
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A decade after the arrival of Donna E. Shalala as its president, the University of Miami can be seen in two distinctly different ways.

One is suggested by its Coral Gables campus, in a manicured oasis of exclusive golf resorts and red-tiled mansions...

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